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Do-It-Yourself Plastic Feeders
Plastic barrels can be used to make "almost free" feeders for all kinds of livestock.
  "I used one 15-gal. plastic barrel and two 55-gal. barrels to make a sheep feeder. First I took the 15-gal. barrel and cut the top off. Then I cut V-shaped notches, spaced evenly around the bottom and also cut the top and bottom off one of the 55-gal. barrels. I put the barrel top facing the ground and put the bottom on top of it, which raised the feeder up a bit. The pieces of the feeder are attached together with nuts and bolts.
  "Then I cut the bottom off the other 55 gal. barrel and used it for the lid on top. I attached a 2 by 4 under the lid to hold it in place.
  "This was a great way to use up old barrels and they really make good feeders that are virtually indestructible."
  Contact: FARM SHOW followup, Steve Schlegel, 8221 Twp. Rd. 323, Holmesville, Ohio 44633 (ph 330 279-4374).

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2002 - Volume #26, Issue #3